Teen grandson charged in murder of Durham newspaper carrier, police say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham police said the grandson of a newspaper carrier found shot to death Thursday morning has been arrested and charged with murder.

Police received a call around 5:45 a.m. Thursday about the body. Police said a man’s body was found in the parking lot of the Red Cross located at 4737 University Drive.

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Police identified the victim as 65-year-old William Evans of Durham.

Police said Evans died from a gunshot wound.

Dominick Jackson, 16, of Durham, the grandson of Evans, is now charged him with murder, Durham police said.

Evans was a newspaper carrier for The Herald-Sun for more than 10 years, the Durham newspaper confirmed Thursday.

Durham police investigators have recovered a 2013 silver Chevrolet Impala in conjunction with the homicide investigation on 4737 University Drive. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Ann Cristaldi at 560-4440 extension 29322 or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

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